Our feature guest this week is the great-great-great grand-daughter of the first female settler in New Brunswick's Miramichi area. Sally Armstrong is a Canadian journalist and now a novelist. Her ancestor Charlotte Taylor arrived in northern New Brunswick in 1775.
Our guest interviewer this week is the CBC's Don Connolly. He shares Sally Armstrong's love of the Miramichi after growing up in Bathurst. Connolly hosts Information Morning in Halifax. Most summers, he returns to Northern New Brunswick to the same beach where Sally Armstrong spends her holidays.
So when Armstrong came through Halifax recently on a book tour, we put them together in a studio. Armstrong has received international honors for her work in bringing the story of the women of Afghanistan to the world's attention. Connolly talked to her about that part of her life as well.
She starts out with a reading from her new novel "The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor". The novel is historical fiction she wrote based on the real life story of her great-great-grandmother.
You can find a summary of the book's plot on the Random House Canada website.